Chicken Wing Dissection Lab
Purpose: To find and pair six different muscles in the chicken wing, in order to observe and understand the details of how muscles are involved in movement.
1. First, I put on my surgical gloves.
2. Then, I gathered all of the materials needed for this lab. 3. Before dissecting, I noted how the chicken wing appeared. I recorded these characteristics. 4. I then began the dissection by skinning the chicken wing. This allowed me to observe the fascia. 5. After skinning the chicken to the point where I could see the epimysium, I began using the forceps to pull on the individual muscles. 6. Once I found the different muscles that cause movement, I took notes and drew diagrams of the muscles. I then labeled which muscle was contracting and which was relaxing. I also labeled which muscle was the flexor and which was the extensor. 7. After finishing all of the directions given, I then disposed of my chicken wing in the designated trash can. 8. Then, I washed my dissection pan, forceps, and lab station. 9. Finally, after everything was completed, I washed my hands with soap and water.
External & Internal Functions and Descriptions:
Name of Part
| White/Yellow color, fat-like
| Holds the feathers
| Little Bumps, hair-like
| Acts as a cushion between joints. Prevents bones from rubbing against each other.
| Cloudy, almost clear layer at the ends of the bone, tough.
| Support, protection, give muscles a place to attach, makes blood in marrow, stores calcium and other materials.
| Very hard, grayish-white in color, strong, connected to muscles.
| Movement, maintain posture, maintain body temperature (shivering).
| Striated, pinkish, soft compared to cartilage.
| Source of energy, insulation.
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